a legend in (one's) own time(redirected from a legend in own time)
a legend in (one's) own time
A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while they are still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a legend in her own time.
legend in one's own (life)time
Fig. someone who is very famous and widely known for doing something special. The young golfer became a legend in his own lifetime.